secondary sexual characteristic

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Synonyms for secondary sexual characteristic

the genetically determined sex characteristics that are not functionally necessary for reproduction (pitch of the voice and body hair and musculature)

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Response to treatment was good in them with the onset of menses and improvement of secondary sexual characteristics.
With such purpose, researchers commonly use maturity assessment methods based in secondary sexual characteristics, which may not reflect changes within narrow age ranges (Mortatti & Arruda, 2007) in traits related to sports performance, for instance, stature, fat free mass, and strength (Fragoso et al.
Differences in morphological characteristics and suppressed development of secondary sexual characteristics have also been linked to exposure to ECs (Jobling et al.
Pediatric research concerning secondary sexual characteristics and menses in young girls indicates that among HA (n = 699, ages 10-17 yrs.
Examination of secondary sexual characteristics revealed that the breast was small and poorly developed (Tanner's Stage II).
Management: General physical examination commonly reveals a normal phenotypic woman with well-developed secondary sexual characteristics.
In girls, early puberty or precocious puberty is defined as the development of secondary sexual characteristics, such as the development of breasts or pubic hair before the age of 8 years.
In men, testosterone promotes (1) the development of reproductive tissue, sex organs, and secondary sexual characteristics such as body hair and voice deepening (i.
Girls who drop below about 17% body fat lose the secondary sexual characteristics associated with puberty and flatten out their hormone profiles so that they don't "feel" the effects of puberty, Dr.
Pediatric research concerning secondary sexual characteristics and menses in young girls indicates that early sexual maturation is more prevalent among African American (AA) than in Caucasian girls.
Loeb recommends evaluating delayed puberty if there are no secondary sexual characteristics by age 14.
To identify changes in the secondary sexual characteristics, we photographed each animal at both times, just before the start of the exposure assay and after decapitation at the end of the assay (see description below).
Still, there's plenty to marvel at - lots of finely detailed primary and secondary sexual characteristics, a bound geisha, a hot octogenarian, and one woman whose hand is shoved up a guy's ass as if he were a puppet.
More prevalent in girls, CPP is characterized by the premature development of secondary sexual characteristics in young children due to increased secretion of sex hormones.